Craig Morgan Plans Second Annual Billy’s Place 5K
Craig Morgan is gearing up to host his second annual Billy's Place 5K, to support the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation.
The event has been set for Aug. 22 at 8AM at Montgomery Bell State Park, outside of Nashville. The road race will benefit Morgan's local charity, which aims to support foster children in Dickson County and Middle Tennessee.
Morgan got the idea for his foundation while he was working as an assistant sheriff's deputy in Dickson County. The singer hopes to build and maintain Billy's Place, a temporary home for local foster children, with the eventual goal of building multiple homes across the country to support kids who have nowhere else to go.
Participants can sign up to run or walk the course at TriStar Bank locations in Dickson and online here. Registration is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race. Children under seven years old have the option to enter a free 60-yard dash during the event. The top male and female finishers will receive trophies.
The charitable singer is active in supporting his local community. Morgan joined together with his former Sheriff's Department over the holidays to spread holiday cheer through his hometown.
“Lately, there’s been a lot of negative publicity for law enforcement because of a couple of incidents in the news,” he says. “One of the things that our Sheriff’s Department does is, they spend a lot of time trying to make sure the public understands their role and make sure that they understand that they’re there to help, not to do bad things.”
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